EMMANUEL SAMUEL, YOLA
Operatives of Mobile 14 Police Force attached to the Adamawa State Governor, Rt Hon Ahmadu Fintiri, on Thursday allegedly rough handled some members of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists at the Yola International Airport.
The Correspondents’ Chapel in a press release alleged that two of its members were beaten and manhandled on the order of the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Humwashi Wonosikou.
The statement, which was jointly signed by the chapel’s Chairman and Secretary, Mr Daji Sani and Alao Onimisi, respectively, said the chapel, henceforth, will not give media coverage to any of the government activities, including the media chat slated for Friday.
Consequently, the correspondents’ chapel resolved at an emergency Congress on Thursday afternoon to boycott the media chat slated for Friday and other activities regarding the ongoing project inauguration exercise of the Adamawa State Government” the statement stated.
According to the Press Release, the incident occurred on Thursday when the members of the Correspondents’ Chapel wanted to seek audience with the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Tambuwal, at the Yola International Airport’s Presidential Lounge after he inaugurated a road project in Yola
“Padio Phineas of the Nigerian Pilot suffered the most in the hands of the In- human policemen who slapped him and dragged him around. The Car of Emmanuel Samuel of The Point Newspaper was damaged after the security personnel attacked him and three other members threatening to open fire on them in the car,” the statement added.